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Company bringing UAS operations to Mineral Wells
For several years, Mineral Wells officials have talked about and worked toward making Mineral Wells and the airport a regional hub for unmanned aerial systems development, testing and training.
Task force receives firm's economic development overview, analyses
The way forward for economic development in Mineral Wells took another step Thursday with delivery of a strategic plan overview from the city's hired consultant. Houston-based Hawes Hill & Associates LLP Managing Partner David Hawes – a Mineral Wells native and resident – along with two of the firm'
You can eat and sleep at the original 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' gas station
AUSTIN, Texas — If you're cruising down Highway 304 and head just south of Bastrop, you'll probably pass by a quiet — and familiar — building. The original 1974 film 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' was filmed at a gas station along the highway.
Felony charge against 1st black woman elected Texas sheriff tossed
ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) A judge has thrown out a felony record-tampering indictment against the first black woman elected sheriff in Texas. Jefferson County Sheriff Zena Stephens was indicted in April 2018 on a state jail felony charge of record tampering, along with two misdemeanor campaign finance vio
DA explains decision to release murder suspect on PR bond
PALO PINTO – District Attorney Kriste Burnett said there are a couple of factors that led to her decision to allow a murder suspect's release from county jail under his own recognizance.
Texas Children Who Didn't Know Their Own Names Were Found Living in Home that 'Reeked of Feces,' Police Say
A Texas man is facing criminal charges after police said his four children were found living in a filthy Dallas home and did not appear to know their own names. Robert Preston, 31, was arrested last Saturday and taken to Dallas County jail after officers responded to a call at around 6:30 p.m. that
Police investigating Monday night shooting death of dog
Mineral Wells police are investigating the shooting death Monday night of a dog. About 7:18 p.m. Monday a woman in the 600 block of N.W. 2nd Street notified police her pet Chihuahua had been shot and killed. The woman said she let her dog out of her house to use the restroom. After a period of time,
Texas representative proposes bill to end tolls on toll roads
A Texas representative has filed a House Bill that will end tolls on toll roads once they are paid off. House Bill 436 was filed in November 2018 by representative Matt Shaheen from Plano.
Central Texas diver dies while performing underwater repair
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Authorities say a 38-year-old man has died while doing some repair work as a diver in a Central Texas lake. The Travis County Sheriff's Office on Friday identified the diver as Sebastian Medina-Page, of Round Rock.
Central Texas man sentenced to 356 years in child sexual abuse case
WACO, Texas (KWTX) A China Spring man found guilty of seven counts of sexual abuse of a young family member over the course of a decade was sentenced to 356 years in state prison on Thursday.
Mineral Wells man arrested on robbery, drug charges
A Mineral Wells man is free on bond on several charges following an alleged robbery early Saturday morning. Police say about 1:30 a.m. Saturday, a 31-year-old female arrived at the police station and reported she had been robbed in her driveway, located in the 200 block of N.E. 7th Avenue. She told
Dead rattlesnake uncoils on grill, surprises Texas hunters: 'Surely he's dead by now!'
A group of hunters in Childress, Texas, weren’t the least bit fazed after finding and killing a rattlesnake during an outing last fall. But when the snake appeared to spring back to life on the grill, well, that may have been a little more rattling.
Police Search For Texas Gunman Who Hid On Roof, Shot Assault Rifle, Killed 2
HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Authorities are searching for a gunman in Texas who hid on a rooftop and opened fire on a carload of people. Police say the man, who was armed with a rifle, killed two people and injured two others in east Houston.
Texas mom claims teacher gave her son ‘Dumb and Dumber-‘style haircut
A Texas mother claimed a teacher cut her son’s hair without her permission Tuesday after deeming he was in violation of school protocol. Lane Kiesling, 16, told KXAS-TV he was told his bangs were getting long and were against Hico High School’s dress code.
South Texas 8-year-old dies from flu-like symptoms just hours after diagnosis
A South Texas family is seeking answers after their son suddenly died from flu-like symptoms. Relatives of 8-year-old Martin Campbell said he started feeling sick on Sunday -- he was dead just hours later.
Man Indicted For Duping North Texas School District Out Of Nearly $2M
FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Florida man accused of duping a Texas school district into transferring him nearly $2 million which he then used to buy a BMW and Rolex watches.
Woman accused of stealing $2,000 worth of Kate Spade goods in Texas City
TEXAS CITY, Texas (KTRK) -- A woman with a taste for high-end handbags and wallets is wanted in Texas City. Surveillance video captured a woman stealing from the Kate Spade store at the Tanger Outlets on Tuesday evening.
A look at the history of African Americans in the Texas legislature
AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Capitol is a busy place, filled with people always on the go, fighting for a seat at the table. So, it can be easy to walk past the pictures on the wall and forget the trailblazers.
Texas Theatre's Cine Mexicano Film Series features prominent Latino filmmakers
Prominent Mexican-American filmmakers will be featured during the Cine Mexicano Film Series that kicks off on March 2 at the Texas Theatre, with Alejandro González Iñárritu's triptych narrative debut Amores Perros.
Texas Experiencing High Influenza Activity Levels Report Says
Texas is experiencing a high level of influenza-like illness (ILI) the Center for Disease Control and Prevention said. New York City and 29 states are also experiencing a high activity level of ILI.